AJGA PACE OF PLAY POLICY SPONSORED BY LEUPOLD®

 

AJGA PACE OF PLAY PROCESS

The AJGA Tournament Committee will designate a minimum of six (6) holes on the course as timing checkpoints. A volunteer will be stationed at each timing checkpoint and signal each group with a color-coded card (green, single red or double red) indicating a group’s position on the course. Penalties will be confirmed with groups by an AJGA Tournament Committee member and verified in the scoring tent. It is the responsibility of the player to know which color cards they receive at all checkpoint holes.

 

AJGA PACE OF PLAY GUIDELINES

All players should take responsibility to ensure every member in the group is following the AJGA Pace of Play guidelines.

 

OVERALL TIME PAR

Overall time par is the amount of time in which the AJGA Tournament Committee expects all players to complete a round. This will be expressed on a per-hole basis and an overall time for 18 holes. In part, time par is established with the understanding that 45 seconds or more to play a shot without distractions is excessive.

 

OUT OF POSITION

“Out of position” is defined as:

* The first group(s) of the day is judged only against time par until they get into position with any group ahead of them.

 

TIMING CARDS

Volunteers stationed at the putting green of each checkpoint hole will signal the group according to their position on the course.

 

PENALTIES/BAD TIMES

*A penalty stroke is added to the hole where the first red card was issued. Penalties will be confirmed with the group by an AJGA Rules Official and verified in the scoring area.

 

UNDUE DELAY

 

RESCINDING A RED CARD

Asinglered card can be rescinded in two ways:

  1. Group is in position with the group immediately ahead through the next checkpoint; or
  2. Group is on or below overall time par through next checkpoint.

Adoublered card can be rescinded in two ways:

  1. Group finishes the round in position with the group immediately ahead; or
  2. Group finishes the round on or below overall time par.

* A group that has received a double red card will forfeit the ability to rescind the one-stroke penalty should the group run at any time.

 

EXTENDING A SINGLE RED CARD

* If a group receives a red card at a checkpoint which immediately precedes its final hole, and the final hole is played at or under time par, no penalty will be enforced.

* Timing will begin when the flagstick has been replaced in the hole of the checkpoint hole.

 

FACTORS IN DETERMINING TIME PAR

Listed are factors the AJGA takes into consideration in creating a fair time par at each event:

The AJGA reserves the right to adjust the AJGA Pace of Play Policy – Revised 3/3/2015